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We Have to Stop Measuring Students by “Motivation”

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Motivation—we throw this word around so often.  Some days we wake up motivated to power-clean the house. Some days we wake up feeling unmotivated and…

ADHD and Homework: Creating the Concentration

ADHD and Homework: Creating the Concentration

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Homework is one of the most concentration-intensive activities students encounter. This is due to its unstructured and unstimulating nature compared to an interactive lesson being…

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The Misinterpretation of ADHD: Being “Rude”

The Misinterpretation of ADHD: Being “Rude”

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Hyperactivity, forgetfulness, distraction, abrupt or excessively frequent input into conversations, irritability, and difficulty waiting have been colloquially identified as rude behaviors in many settings. Although…

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5 Changes That Can Help With Homework

5 Changes That Can Help With Homework

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Most parents know the battle over homework with a teenager all too well. You know why it’s important for students to do their homework on…

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Self-Regulation

Self-Regulation

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In simple terms, self regulation is the ability to control one’s body and self. Many students struggle to self regulate in their daily lives. For…

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Maintaining Momentum

Maintaining Momentum

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Students’ energy ebbs and flows throughout the semester, and sometimes they lose momentum. When this happens, we need to remind students that it’s normal, but…

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Self-Advocating

Self-Advocating

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Often, we expect students to advocate for themselves, but sometimes they’re hesitant because they feel uncomfortable or nervous talking to their teachers. Developing self-advocacy skills…

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Resetting Over Spring Break

Resetting Over Spring Break

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Spring break is not only an excellent opportunity to take time to reset and refresh, but it is also a great time to reflect and…

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The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

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Students who struggle with executive function skills often hear what they are doing wrong. These students receive more negative feedback than positive feedback. This can…

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Coping with Burnout

Coping with Burnout

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Many of us, whether we realize it or not, have experienced “burnout” at some point. Burnout is the feeling of exhaustion due to overwork or…

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Study Environments

Study Environments

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The spaces in which we work have the ability to impact our mood and productivity significantly. Because we all work so differently, there is no…

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Confronting Failure: An Opportunity for Growth

Confronting Failure: An Opportunity for Growth

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Failure is discouraging and difficult to cope with. We’ve all been confronted with failure and felt that devastating, gut-punch feeling. However, our ability to get…

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Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

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It can be easy to fall into a rhythm of believing that our capacity for learning and accomplishing success is fixed. However, those who believe…

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